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WBDNKSDAY, JULY 31, 1895.
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Tiilman the Alliance:
He Fames Free Silver and
Independent Action?The
Democratic Party May
Take Care of It
self.
The Alliance Meeting at Tirzah?
A Political Meeting Pure and-.
Simple.
The following report of Senator Til 1
mao's speech at Tirzah is taken from
The State. There were other speeches
?Marion Butler, of North Carolina-,
and Got. Evans, bat their speeehes
were of secondary importance com
pared with the speech of Senator Tili
man.
,*'Wben I received the invitation to
speak at Tirzah my mind travelled
back to 1886. Capr. Tiilman, who bad
been raising some rumpus in the News
and Courier with his pen, was invited
to York."
The Senator theo indulged in a little
fun at his own expense, and referred
to the old Tirzah, where he mr.de his
first extemporaneous speech uine years
ago.
**I had been tongue-tied previous to
tbar, bat the people of York clipped it,
and my tongue has been wagging ever
since."
He was glad to be on band to-day.
He thought tbey liked him, because he
bad always tried to tell them the
truth. This was what he wan tedd to do
now. This was an Alliance meeting.
The Alliance was not so strong in
numbers as heretofore,' bat as an edu
cative force its principles were strong*
. er than ever. He felt proud that the
Alliance was the organization through
oar principles of reform had been ad
vanced. Why are yoa so poor ? He
said tbss Senator Butler told a truth
when be said fifty voters in one party
are cutung fifty other' votes in a dif
ferent party.
"Look at y oar condition. Although
the ? United States bas produced unex
ampled crops for many years, there
are millions of oar people starving, and
other milione naked. We will always
be Democratic in principle, because we
sacked those principles with oar moth*
er's m'Jk, bat we cannot continue to
wear the livery of a party io which
such debauchery and treachery exist
*'When yon look back at the repeal
of the Sherman law yon find that the
Republicans and Democrats of the
Northern section voted'without regard
to party Hoes. They buy your Con
gressmen np there at Washington like
yoa bay sheep. They also cuntro.led
the nomination for President in both
parties."
It did not matter whether Harrisnn
or Cleveland was elected* The Repub
licans bad been trying for years to
demonetize silver and could not do it.
The change of the government from
one party to another enabled Cleve
land, by the use of? the patronage, to
demonetize silver. The greedy Demo
crats who had pledged the people tp
fight for silver, sold their votes fcT
offices for their friends or for money,
I don't know which, and the conspir
acy was consummated. The Demo
cratic platform was good enough to be
elected on, bat not worth carry out.
The result has been that our yardstick
which measures values has been cu^
in half, with the effect of doubling. the
purshasiog power of the gold dollar.
It takes now twice as much of labor or
the products of labor, to buy a doliary
Everything has shrunk in value except
debts. To ail intents and purposes'
tbey have been doubled. I will illus
trate. If a man had ten biscuits and
there were two plates of butter, one
white and one yellow, and you threw
away the white (silver), there is only
half as much butter to the biscuit as
there was before. The shrinkage in
the amount of butter represents the
shrinkage of the price of commodities,
and until we make them bring back
that other plate of botter all the pro
ducers of this country will have to
spread it very thin, and a great many
will have neither bread uor butter.
It is clear that both old parties are
disintegrating and an new alignment*
is in process of formation. Party ties
are weakened. Like drowning men
who catch at straws, the people are"!
casting about for means of relief. The
issue has heretofore been obscured or
sidetracked, but in the next Presiden
tial campaign the cniy question will be
the financial question. A new ilason
& Dix^n's 'ine is forming on the one
side with the Northeastern section, con
sisting of the cr?diter and manufactur
ing States. On the other side will be a
Solid South allied with a practically
Solid West.
An examination of the censas reports
will indicate the enormous increase in
the wealth of the New England and
Middle ?tares, as compared with rbe
re*t of the country, and even a fool
must know that it is the result of legal
robbery and unjust discrimination by
Congress.
Democracy is a dear name to us, bur
wr no longer have the stbsiauce? we
bave only the shadow. Aesop's fable
of the cog aixi the shadow will illus
trate the situation and show the condi
tion of those of us who cling to the
name, whilst we can't get the sub
stance.
We had a very small bone under the 1
Sherman act. We snapped at the.shad
ow of a great relief promised in the
; Chicago platform and the restoration
of the Democracy of power, and we
haVetlos trt L ^ ? i 111 e. bo n*?.w eah ad And got
nothing.
At Memphis. I undertook to repre
! seni^W'people of Sooth Carolina and
I told tithe friends of r?wr that if we
j could not get a man whom we could
trust in the Democratic party ou a
i platform that was unequivocal and ex
i plicit, we would cast our electoral vote
l*rbr the candidate of some other party,
jc #Did I represent'you ?" (Ooe or two
j '?Noes" and a ohorus of .."Yes" were
j heard.) . ,
"Well, I'll take a hand primary on
it. I don't want yon to? declare - your
selves Populists. .vl;ask all of you who
J are willing to vote for a man for Presi
* der?t, pledged to free silver, whether he
be a democrat or not, to hold up your
hands.". -:,
(There, was a forest of open palms in
the air in a moment^ ouly one man, Mr.
Hull/ voting in the negative,* amid de
risive cries.)
"Now, gentlement,. he's not to blame
?he'.s only bliud. I respect and ad
mire men who disagree with vie. but
who have the manhood to stand by their
Convictions.
"We are all white men, but for God's
sake, fov South Carolina's sake, never
ret it be.said that the white men ap
pealed to the negro to arbitrate their
differences. I am no Populist. The
Democratic party in the Northwest
has been practically disbanded in
ten or twelve States. WTbat hope
have we oLelecting a Democratic Presi
dent? What sort of a hope have we
for genuine Democracy to wio in the
next general election ? The result of
the last election indicates that the Re
publicans have strong hopes of elect
ing the next Presiden' and there are
many men in the South who think it a
good time to join that party in the
hope of getting office. I have been
looking for some new converts to that
party in this State, but so far none
have announced themselves. Can we
stand four more years of this sort of
thing, boys ?" .Well, we have stood so
much of it that I don't believe you can
starve us. Nothing can do thai, but
my God, it i? so awfully tiresome.
"While the South is practically solid
for silver our condition of financial
slavery is almost intolerable. We must
endure our suffering until'the hand of
American brotherhood is reached out to
us by the Northwestern farmers, and
tbey cry aloud in their distress, 'Come,
help us ' The only hope is to ally the
South and West together against the
North' and East, but don't let ue im
pose the condition ou those seeking the
Alliance that we go as Democrats
alone. Those people despife that
name. That hatred is an inheritance of
the war?justas we hate the neme He
publican. Those States contain a
larger percentage of Union soldiers thao
any others, because they moved there
just after the war to get eoldiers' home
steads and tbey have been accustomed
io connect the ..word Democrat and
Copperhead together just as we connect
Republican and negro together Those
people are now being ground to pow
der between the upper and nether
mill stones. Why not both sides give
up .party names and meet half way '{
If your house is burning down, will
you stay iu it because it is labeled
Democratic. We can't take the name
of Populists because they have too many
'isms' and radical ideas, aod they have
[ pandered too much to socialism. They
call me an anarchist?a right bran new
One?but cannot 'stand many things
in true Populist platform. Why, in
"GrbdY name, stay here and go down with
Jtbe 'hull of the old rotten Democratic
ship? At \M em phis I trod on some
?f?mocratic'1 toes But on the other
hand you should have heard the wild
: Hurrahs of those who agreed with me.
It was like a.Tilimanite campaign meet
ing in 1890. Now they talk about a
ring. Yes, its. a hand's-all-round ring
of 00,000 Reform Democratic voters?
and I am proud to belong to it
I s CONTROLLED BY TRAITORS.
"Tcaonotsee how any man con stand
I by the Democracy when it is cc-utrolled
j by such traitors as Cleveland and Car
j lisle. I say to you now?when the
: time comes we can deliver the electoral
j vote. I believe, I know we cau do it
j (Applause) Theouly test heretofore in
j this State, of Democracy, has been white
I supremacy The only obstacle to the
. union of the friends of silver is the
loaves aod fishes of the local officer
, The desire to control these has moie to
. do with the.continuation of the exisit
i-ing parties than the principles. The
j local machine-? in each State are the
greatest barriers to the formation of a
u.ew natioual financial party The
American people should narrow d<?wu
their locai politics and come together.
For myself. I am s;> disgusted that I
. am ready te threw up the name and
give up the party. We must join the
people of the North-west. The friends
of sii ver are in the majority?40,000,
000 "ut of the 70,000,000 in this
republic?but they are held down. All
they want is the opportunity r.i get
together. Shall we 1er. this matter of
name keep us apart ?"
Senator Tiilman then referred to the
buying up of the metropolitan news
papers and news agencies by the gold
bugs. "Their cry,'* said Tiilman, ''is
that the -liver craze is dying out
There was never a more brazen false
hood. here is ?<> silver era/.'* to
begin with. Our people arc oot fo< Is,
j and they are only striving with ri; ; in
tensity of despair in release cur go'.ern
. ment from the grasp of ri)" octopus to
? prevent the tories fr.it:? - King us into
bondage t,o." the . British goldbugs.
They understand the issue perfectly, as
I will be proveo when the time comes to
vote. 1 think I can safely pay the i
South is solid for financial relief. !
Wben we'meet; the Nortwestern* 'p?o'pjej
we must'be ready to go ahead ana oijjd
gaoize. the new party.' Let'-the anrei
be what it will. Let us determine here
cow that we will get together, and that j
the gol i bugs wil see* bow. little reHanoe
is to Beplaced on the cry that the silver
caze is dying."
Senator Tillman spoke forty mioutes
and was frequently^'tfjjplaued. ?
A CHANCE FQR CHEAP
O?L; v
Bradford, Pa., . July 26.?jh ere
was a drop, of 15 cents in-gerade -?U-i
to-day from Thursday'-S 'closing-pride; |
?1 45v .The'.pjpe line agencies began*;':
buying a? $1...42-.this morning and j
continued at ' this-price until about
11.30, when there "was a temporary ;
suspension of busiwess-. in the agencies
here, lasting perhape fifteen minutes, j
and no credit balances were purchased, j
When business was resumed again ?1 |
37? was the price paid, which was con- j
tinued until the close.
On the Oil Exchange floor the best
price at the close was $1 37^ cents be
low the Standard purchasing agency j
price.
There is a large crop of new wells j
due, and the drop in prices is taken as ;
a criterion that some new field h to be ;
tapped. There is no precedent for
even momentary suspension of buying
credit balances by the Standard or !
Tidewater agencies, and to-day's action |
caused considerable surprise and com- !
ment about town
Io answer to a query as to the cause
of the temporary suspension of business
by the purchasing agencies Mr. Joseph j
Seeph, buyer for the Standard Oil
Company, wires the United Press from
Oil City that he knew nothing of such
action.. -J
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Brandenburg, Ky., July 25.?
George Robinson, the keeper of the j
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killed this morning by Bland Shacklett, j
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in a buggy, and when within three
miles of town, Robinson rode out
of a cross road and, it is said,
began cursing Shacklett. Robinson
soon began firing and one bullet hit
Shacklett in the mouth, lodging just
beyond the ear. Three others miesed
him. Shacklett, although wounded,
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and fired one bullet into Robinso's right
breast. The man fell and died in a
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